Sheryl Lynn Bartley, 63 of Valparaiso, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, March 28, 2023. She was born September 4, 1959, to Richard S. Bascom and Evelyn (Minarik) Bascom. Sherry graduated from Merrillville High School and made her career in the automotive industry for many years as the Service Advisor with Don George Ford in LaPorte, and at other dealerships in the area. She was most recently working as a Senior Food Service Manager at Family Express in Valparaiso. Sherry was an active member of the Valparaiso Baptist Church, where she participated in the women’s group, assisted in making the bulletins, providing food for special events, and making blankets with the Sisters in Christ. When she wasn’t working or at church, Sherry enjoyed going to the movies, shopping for treasures at garage sales, and spending time with her beloved family, especially her grandchildren who were her pride and joy. Sherry was a thoughtful and caring person, who put the needs of others above her own. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who will be deeply missed.
On February 5, 1979, in Crown Point, Sherry married the love of her life, Kenton Bartley, who survives, along with their daughters: Jennifer Mueller of Valparaiso, Kristen (Corin) Kelly of Union Mills, and Melissa (Alberto) Garay of Union Mills; grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Avilene, Marissa, Hayley, Angel, Evan, Victoria, Tyler, Ryan, Christian, Olivia, and Dakota; great-grandchildren: Everly, Amaris, and Nahul; and many loving brothers and sisters. She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: Richard H. Bascom and Henry Bascom; and great-grandson, Ayden.
A visitation will be held on Monday, April 3, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at Moeller Funeral Home, 104 Roosevelt Rd., Valparaiso, with a funeral service beginning at 12:00 p.m. Entombment will follow at Graceland Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made in Sherry’s name to the Valparaiso Baptist Church.


God has called home a beautiful Sister in Christ. May you find comfort in knowing she is with our Great God and Savior. Praying for your family. - Anita Steele 

-Katie Snow 

Our hearts are breaking for all of you. The good news is, we all know that she is up in heaven waiting for all of us there. May God bless and heal your broken hearts. Love from Florida, -Michael/Genise Dunning 

Our deepest sympathy for the lost of your wife and mother. She was a great lady with a great love for her family. We will surely miss her greeting us at church and opening the door for us when we entered. Plus most important having coffee ready for us all. -Gregory Howard and Earlene 

The time I known you you were always full of advice always helping you're always full of advice condolences to the family in this time of need. -Jesse Rodriguez 

Sherry was such a happy, joyful Christian woman. She was always a pleasure to work with. I know she is in heaven enjoying perfect health and meeting our Lord and Savior. -Helen Ackley 

Oh no...I am just a customer of Family Express and Sheryl was there early like me and always had a smile!!! She was just the sweetest thing. I'm so very sorry for your loss....she was a jem. Prayers and hugs to her family. -Delinda Schenker 

I'm sorry for your loss, May the Lord rest her soul in peace. -David Storey 


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